“The team provide an excellent service with practical and commercial input that we have not found with anyone else.”
“The trustee training course lecturers' explanations and willingness to answer questions were most valuable - even silly ones - although I have learnt there are no 'silly questions' that trustees should ask.”
“Clare Owen has been a really excellent scheme secretary”
“Very broad, comprehensive trustee training course covering a wide range of topics. Excellent!”
“It’s a pleasure working with key members of the PSGS team: their experience and leadership means that they know how to get the job done, working in partnership with fellow trustees, employers and advisers to achieve the best result for members.”
“Many organisations and people provide the services that clients need. In my opinion, the differentiator is in the way those services are provided and to that extent, Kathy embodies the qualities that I have come to value from PSITL. Kathy is organised but not fussy; diligent but not dogmatic; persistent without being pushy and compliant in a pragmatic way. Whilst she takes ownership and drives issues forward, Kathy is a team player who uses her and her colleagues experience to provide services to her trustee client whilst working closely with those like me representing the sponsoring employer. She works collaboratively with advisers but constructively challenges the scope of services, fees and service standards whenever necessary and makes sure that member needs are always taken into account. I enjoy working with her and trust that she will deliver what is required by the trustee and the members they represent in a manner satisfactory to the sponsoring employer. ”
Siphiwe is on our graduate training scheme. She supports our professional scheme secretaries.
Siphiwe joined our graduate scheme directly from completing her law and business degree at the University of Brighton.
PSGS has put in place a training plan to provide Siphiwe with support and exposure to a wide range of areas to give her a good grounding in pensions and to begin building her knowledge.
Siphiwe has started with three main clients, including one Pension Protection Fund (PPF) case, to get a rounded view of the work we do, concentrate on learning the ropes and understand how pension schemes operate.
She helps the rest of the team by dealing with member related queries, updating scheme governance documents and action logs, collating meeting packs, providing secretarial support and producing trustee meeting minutes.
Siphiwe has achieved two bronze awards in the National Maths challenge and a silver award for supporting the Bar Pro Bono Unit, raising £6,000 for charity.
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